Meet-Ups Spring 2022

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Peer mentors for INFO 203 are conducting optional sessions for new students in the first few weeks of the spring semester. Seats are limited, but the link to a recording will be posted, as soon as it is available. (Generally 24-48 hours after event.)

Please see the details on this page to learn about each session, and then use the RSVP form linked below to register for a session. If you do not see one of the sessions listed in the RSVP form, it means the session is full and has been closed. 

NOTE: In order to accommodate everyone, please do NOT register for more than two meet-ups. Thank you.

Meet-Up RSVP Form

Juggling School, Work, and Life? Reduce Stress and Grow Your Brain with A Real Juggling Lesson! (Saturday January 22, 4pm PST)

Learning to juggle is better than the metaphor! Juggling has been proven to increase grey matter, ability to concentrate, and stick-to-it-ness. At the end of this webinar, you’ll have a new lifelong skill with more transferable qualities than you can imagine. Karen has taught juggling to all ages for more than 40 years. When you register, you’ll be sent How to Make Your Own Juggling Balls instructions. Let’s play and learn together!

Peer mentor conducting this session: Karen Quest

See the recording of this session. (SJSU iSchool Restricted Materials login is required to open the link.)

 

Preparing for the ePortfolio: Saving Yourself from Future Stress (Sunday January 23, 11am PST)

Congratulations on starting this journey to your master’s degree! Though you may just be starting now, it will benefit you greatly to start planning for your ePortfolio. In this meet-up we’ll go over the Student Success Planner, saving your coursework, the competencies planner, and some personal tips from Ashley, Anastasia, and Victor.

Peer mentors conducting this session: Ashley Melvin, Anastasia Wiley, Victor Jiménez Olvera

See the recording of this session. (SJSU iSchool Restricted Materials login is required to open the link.)

 

From Group Work to Great Work (Tuesday January 25, 6pm PST)

Everyone has specific views of group work and recognize there is group work throughout professional experiences. Shannon and Megan will share perspectives on virtual group work and how to enhance the experience to make each group assignment rewarding (and even fun)!

Peer mentors conducting this session: Shannon Pirus, Megan Stover

See the recording of this session. (SJSU iSchool Restricted Materials login is required to open the link.)

 

Doing More in Less Time: Tips for Managing Coursework (Thursday January 27, 5pm PST)

Many students are intimidated about time management and how to stay organized and on top of their coursework. Did you know that there are tips that actually let you do more in less time? Learn from our mistakes and get started on the right foot, right now!

Peer mentors conducting this session: Max Arlett, Teresa Chung, Caroline Lewicki

See the recording of this session. (SJSU iSchool Restricted Materials login is required to open the link.)

 

Navigating a Career Change (Friday February 4, 5:30pm PST)

Many of us in the MLIS program have never had the opportunity to work in a library or information center, and that’s okay! Lets talk about how our past experiences/careers can be valuable in accessing new opportunities as you pursue your MLIS degree!

Peer mentors conducting this session: Desiree Rose, Michelle Paraschac, Shelby Morrow

See the recording of this session. (SJSU iSchool Restricted Materials login is required to open the link.)

 

Relax, Recharge, & Rocking it as a Grad Student (Monday February 7, 5pm PST)

What we wish we would have known and done to really take care our ourselves while managing work and other obligations while also an MLIS student. Get tips from Guadalupe and Jay that will help you to manage your energy and your stress. Optimize your well-being, and you’re guaranteed to rock it as a grad student!

Peer mentors conducting this session: Guadalupe Martinez, Jay Demopoulos

See the recording of this session. (SJSU iSchool Restricted Materials login is required to open the link.)

 

See the recorded sessions from the previous semester. (The iSchool Restricted Materials login is required to access the recordings.)